rumbooblivion Posted April 25, 2015 Share Posted April 25, 2015 Like dozens of noobs here, I'm considering the FJ. I've read quite a bit, so I know most positives and negatives. But I've not heard much from experienced riders on the subject of handling. I've heard a few worrying things so far. Like most, I have no problem diving in with some $$$$$ to up grade stock suspension ... BUT ... does that really do it for this bike? Is it too early to tell? Can the FJ win on it's stellar motor alone? Worth it? Even possible? Comments please! I live in Northern California, we're blessed with great twisty roads, little enforcement. Do any of you experienced riders think a very well sorted FJ could say, match handling of a Tri Street Triple? Ducati Monster? or HyperMoto? Or even my very capable but underpowered DR650 (40 HP!) ? Don't laugh at the DR until you've tried to keep up on a nasty, wet, sandy and very tight and bumpy back road. It Rocks! So, does the FJ-09 have true potential to be a Great handler? I hear it's a bit of a "hobby horse", "unsettled", harsh, and a few other not so flattering comments. Love to hear from guys who've owned some seriously good handling bikes and can compare them to the FJ . Opinions? Is the FJ worth the trouble? I also own a 1050 Tiger ... which handles like a BOAT ... despite Ohlins shock and Catalyst Reaction fork kit. Lost cause. The Tiger does NOT handle well. Soon to be for sale. HELP! I really don't want to go down a dead end throwing money down the Rabbit hole ... yet again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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